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White Sands Hotel

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Good: just around a ten-minute walk to the beach; only a block away from the bus stop, several restaurants and shops; they offer a free shuttle to Ala Moana mall; they have a pool if you don't feel like swimming in the beach; they offer free DVD rentals; and the staff are extremely kind and helpful Bad: the rooms are...

Thank Bea R
Coromandel, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2017

NO COCKROACHES! We stayed here for 8 nights and didn't spot one little beasty of any decription at all..We had lunch in the garden with a Brazilian Cardinal though.. Don't be fooled this is a Budget hotel,but it's got a good front desk staff & atmosphere.. A Tropical Internal garden surrounds the pool and offers a bit of privacy to...

1Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little (inexpensive) place for Kauai prices for a stop over until we could get into our Resort up in Princeville to stay with a beautiful view of the Ocean and walking in the sand. Lava Lava Bar for drinks and food onsite, decorated with colorful surfboards the waiters and bartenders were friendly and walking distance to a little shopping...

1Thank jillmz
Bethel, Alaska
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stayed here in April, staff was very friendly. room was clean, no bugs. only wifi in lobby or around the pool. No elevators limited parking. coffee maker toaster microwave and a few cooking supplies available in the room. dvd rental is available in the hotel. vending machines also available.

2Thank Eskimo_99559
Speers Point, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Four of us stayed for 2 nights before our cruise. 1 room was not ready til 4.45pm. Check in was 3pm. Rooms were OK. Bathroom was very old & rough. Bed was comfortable. The Staff were the highlight of this motel. All were very nice. You get what you pay for. It was cheap, it did us for 2 nights.

1Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel is in a good location and has a pool and jacuzzi. Also they are pet friendly with a fee. The staff is very nice but the rooms are terrible!! The throw pillows were filthy and hole in the walls had been patched but not painted. Mold in the shower and carpets were filthy. I made it one night...

Thank Scott G
AA H, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Scott and thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our ideal location and that you received excellent service from our friendly and helpful staff. We are very disappointed and embarrassed to hear about the state in which you found your room, and apologize for your discomfort and inconvenience. This is not the standard...

Reviewed 19 March 2017

This hotel is in great location and very centrally located, close to shops and restaurants and only about 6-7 min walk to Waikiki Beach.The staff are are very friendly but the room we had (and I'm pretty sure it is representative of them all) was really pretty dirty, the stove top especially around he switches was caked in old cooking...

1Thank sandmaitken
AA H, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our ideal location and received excellent service from our friendly and helpful staff. We are very sorry to hear that your overall stay was less than exceptional, and apologize for the state in which you found your room. We are dedicated to...

West Jordan, Utah
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is not even worthy of 1 star. It was in a sketchy part of town, a bar right next door where the language was only swear words, it smelled like vomit. The the rooms were old, dirty and hot. Our shuttle driver asked us if we picked this hotel? We said no it was part of a package and...

Thank evansmaza
AA H, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory, and apologize for the state in which you found your room. We are dedicated to a high standard of cleanliness for our guests and are embarrassed to hear that this was not your experience. We...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

The hotel craves for refurbishing! we had to switch the room because the first was very smelly (probably former smoking room). The wifi is available in lobby only. Parking is convenient and for good price. it is definitely a budget hotel, with very friendly staff and kitchen amenities.

Thank marian l
AA H, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha Marian, and thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear you received excellent service from our friendly and attentive staff and that you enjoyed our amenities. We appreciate your feedback as we are always striving to improve the guest experience. Mahalo for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Hong Kong
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a two star hotel. It is good value for the money. I got a senior discount on the Internet and the rate was $125 with all taxes for a room with a kitchenette. That alone was worth $20 per person per night. This is an Aqua run property so the things they could control - like the really...

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AA H, General Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you very much for sharing your review. We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and we're delighted to know you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and good vibe. We appreciate your kind words and valuable feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. Mahalo!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint low-rise hotel is your home away from home located just 1 1/2 blocks to Waikiki Beach, less than a block to shopping, dining and the best Waikiki activities. The lovely central courtyard features a swimming pool with sundeck and barbeque grill. All rooms offer lanai/balconies open to city or pool views and most rooms include kitchenette facilities with stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. With our daily convenience fee for all stays White Sands Hotel allows guests to enjoy many hotel services and activities without having to incur miscellaneous charges. These amenities include DVDNow (Unlimited movies & PS3 games), Waikiki Shuttle (Complimentary Waikiki Shuttle Service), Daily Newspaper, In Room Coffee, In Room Safe, and Local & Toll-Free Calls. Come experience quintessential Hawaiian hospitality! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: 431 Nohonani St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2622 (Formerly Celebrity Resorts Waikiki)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu
Price Range: $161 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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#37 Business Hotel in Honolulu
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“First floor rooms can access wifi from the common area and are easily accessible by anyone who is there as well”
97bear, 28 May 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor will have quieter rooms,”
Eskimo_99559, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room #108 Quiet and Private,whilst seeing all the activity poolside”
449philp, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from street”
349michellee, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Poolside may be a bit quieter and you might just get the wifi there”
sandmaitken, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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